Daniel E. Pfeifer
Daniel E. Pfeifer, age 73 of Hays, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at Hays Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1938, in Hays to Eugene and Irene (Dinges) Pfeifer. He graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in 1955, and he received an Electrical Engineering Degree from Kansas State University. He married Emily Werth August 29, 1959, in Schoenchen.
He was an Electrical Engineer for Honeywell in Minneapolis, MN, a farmer/rancher, and later, a systems manager for the IT department at Fort Hays State University. He was very active in his church: helping with religious education in Fridley, MN; RCIA, CCD and parish council at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellis; and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Hays.
He is survived by his wife Emily of Hays; three sons, Kevan (Melanie) Pfeifer of Shepherd, MT, Robin Pfeifer of Miles City, MT., and Randall (Deborah) Pfeifer of Hays; two daughters, Stephanie (Leslie) Pedersen of Aurora, CO, and Kimberly (Brian) Weber of Manhattan, KS; and a sister, Kay (Dennis) Stegman of Elkhorn, NE. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren: Micke’l (Ashley), Janek (Alison) Pfeifer, Breanna (Jesse) Seltmann, Grayson and Christian Pfeifer, McKenna, Mesa and Tristan Pfeifer, Rachel and Jacob Pedersen, Ember, Joseph and Trevor Pfeifer, and Hayden, Keith and Audra Weber, as well as seven great grandchildren: Mason, Elizabeth and Faith Pfeifer, Hudson Pfeifer, Rome, Kyla and Cash Seltmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Chance Pfeifer, and a brother, William Pfeifer.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 30th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. and Friday 9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. all at Brock’s North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
There will be a rosary service at 6:30 P.M. followed by a parish vigil service at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to Alpha-1 Foundation [2937 SW 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133], Thomas More Prep Marian High School [1701 Hall St., Hays, KS 67601], or Capuchin Province of Mid-America [P.O. Box 11605, Denver, CO 80211]. Condolences may be sent to the family by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.